Do you love big bluegill?
CRAPPIE,YELLOW PERCH ,WHITE PERCH AND BLUEGILLS:
Greg Sheehan with one of Four Crappie between 12-14.5" he caught on a shiner harnessed on a Spinner Rig
Size 6 Aberdeen Hook, #0 Blade in Picture. The keeper Rig ;push the crawler piece up the shank around the bend .Many fish on one piece of bait because they can't get it off .Lots of White Perch and Bluegills just under the muddy surface after a heavy rain .
Greg with a fine Pickerel caught on a Spinner Rigged /shiner .
#2 Aberdeen hook, 8 or 10# test mono or CO-Polymer, 6-8 " length, beads, Clevis ,#2 Blade , two float stops ,Barrel Swivel. Bait: a Shiner
Pickerel on #0 Green blade Eagle Claw Crawler spinner Rig…single #4 Snelled hook ,whole crawler
Rattlin' Flash Spoon and Spinner rig with Crawler piece got the Pickerel in the photo above .
Nungesser Spoon /Spinner rig took this Fat White Perch .Tipping with Crawler pieces in Water below 55 degrees is often necessary.
Spinner spoon assembly:
1) Apply rubber float stop ,2) add spinner and clevis 3) attach beads, 4) tie on duolock snap and attach spoon 5) pull float stop down line to compress the stop ,spinner and clevis ,bead ,snap and spoon package .6) Tip single hooked spoon with Crawler piece or other tipped bait like a mealworm or shiner head .The top float stop prevents the spinner from sliding up the line when casting and the bottom float stop sometimes prevents the package from sliding off the line after getting severed above spoon by a Pickerel or other toothy critter .Spinner is added for extra flash and vibration. Bead is added for visual attractor and to prevent clevis from hanging up on snap knot. Duolock helps create a freer spoon action.Spoon imitates a bait fish or other organism feeding on a piece of food. (the tipped bait)
Spinner Rig/Plastic Minnow for Multi Species in Streams
Live Bait choices for Species : Shiners or Herring when available: Large Crappie 12" and over .Pickerel ,Bass,Perch
Crawlers or Worms , Pickerel, Perch, Bluegills,Bass.
By the way , the spinner Rig /Live shiner on a dead sticked rod works on Pickerel and Bass through the ice also ! You can add a blade to tip up sets also .The live shiner swimming around flicks the blade and sends out flash .I also like to have a split shot near enough to the blade where it can make some sound .